Friday, July 18, 2014

A New Face In The State Of Hockey: Jordan Schroeder


Jordan Schroeder
Forward
5'8"
175 lbs
Shoots: Right
Born: September 29, 1990
Birthplace: Lakeville, Minnesota
Acquired: Signed a two year, two-way contract on July 11, 2014.


On July 11, Minnesota announced a pair of signings. The first was the re-signing of defenseman Jon Blum, and the second was the signing of Jordan Schroeder to a two year two-way contract. Schroeder previously spent his NHL/AHL career with the Vancouver Canucks organization.

A New Face In The State Of Hockey: Joel Rechlicz


Joel Rechlicz
Forward
6'4"
220 lbs
Shoots: Right
Born: June 14, 1987
Birthplace: Brookfield, Wisconsin
Acquired: Signed a one year contract on July 2, 2014


On July 2nd, the Wild signed free agent forward Joel Rechlicz to a one year, two-way contract. Capgeek lists Rechlicz as having a AHL salary of $125,000 and a NHL salary of $600,000 for the upcoming season.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A New Face In The State Of Hockey: Cody Almond


Cody Almond
Forward
6'2"
199 lbs
Shoots: Left
Born: July 24, 1989
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Acquired: Signed a one year contract on July 8, 2014


On Tuesday, the Wild officially announced they have signed Cody Almond to a one year, one-way contract. The deal is reportedly worth $550,000.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Wild Set To Kick Off Development Camp

Photo: Wild.com
Tomorrow, the Wild kick off their annual prospect Development Camp at Xcel Energy Center. During their time here, the players will take part in on ice and off ice drills, strength and conditioning drills, nutritional instruction, and a few fun activities (as previously seen in the Becoming Wild series).

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A New Face In The State Of Hockey: Thomas Vanek


Thomas Vanek
Forward
6'0"
217 lbs
Shoots: Right
Born: January 19, 1984
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Acquired: Signed a three year contract on July 1, 2014


After a year of speculation and to the surprise of no one, Thomas Vanek turned down more lucrative offers and signed a three year deal on Tuesday with Minnesota.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A New Face In The State Of Hockey: Stu Bickel


Stu Bickel
Defenseman
6'4"
207 lbs
Shoots: Right
Born: October 2, 1986
Birthplace: Chanhassen, Minnesota
Acquired: Signed a one year, two-way contract on July 1, 2014


In their first post Vanek signing move, the Wild announced they had signed Chanhassen native and former Gopher Stu Bickel to a one year, two-way contract.

A New Face In The State Of Hockey: Brett Sutter


Brett Sutter
Forward
6'0"
200 lbs
Shoots: Left
Born: June 2, 1987
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Acquired: Signed a two year, two-way contract on July 1, 2014


As a part of the free agency opener yesterday, the Wild signed Brett Sutter (Darryl's son) to a two year, two-way contract. Sutter has previously spent time in the Calgary and Carolina organization.

A New Face In The State Of Hockey: Guillaume Gelinas


Guillaume Gelinas
Defenseman
5'10"
185 lbs
Shoots: Left
Born: June 14, 1993
Birthplace: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Acquired: Signed a three year entry level contract on July 1, 2014


Yesterday behind their more high profile signings, the Wild also announced that they have signed defenseman Guillaume Gelinas to a three year entry level contract. Gelinas has spent the past five seasons playing the Val d'Or in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Vanek Watch: Home For The Winter


After a year of watching him move around the league, the Thomas Vanek watch has officially come to an end. And with no surprise, it ends in the place Vanek calls home: Minnesota.

Monday, June 30, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Catching Up With The Outgoing Scoreboard

Photo: Tim Nelson/MPR
In the wake of today's announcement that the Xcel Energy Center will be getting a new high-definition scoreboard for next season, the Team of 18,001 was able to get a few minutes of time with the outgoing scoreboard, before it departed the Twin Cities.